OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Horseback riders from a cowboy church in Texas have delivered to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin a stone tablet engraved with the Ten Commandments.
Fallin accepted the tablet Friday outside the state Capitol, where a large granite Ten Commandments monument stood before it was ordered removed by the state Supreme Court. The court says the display violates a state constitutional prohibition on the use of public property to support religion.
The Rev. John Riggs of the Texoma Cowboy Church in Wichita Falls led a group of 11 riders to the Capitol to deliver the tablet. Riggs says he was troubled the Ten Commandments monument was removed from the Capitol grounds and believes God’s law should be honored.
Fallin says she plans to place the Ten Commandments tablet in her office.
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